Philadelphia Phillies Weekly Awards: April 3-April 8
Most Valuable Position Player
El Torito is on fire out of the gates. The 25-year-old is hitting .389 with two extra-base hits, two runs batted in, a stolen base and five walks.
Herrera, much like Kendrick, is doing it all in the early goings of the season and his ridiculous .522 OBP for the week allowed him to edge out Kendrick for the first MVPP Award of the year.
Most Valuable Pitcher
Although Eickhoff picked up the loss in his first outing of the season, it was still a rather impressive start.
The big right-hander tossed 6.2 innings, giving up two earned runs in the process. Eickhoff managed to strike out six batters, scattering five hits and only walking one.
Although Hellickson and Eickhoff were both deserving of the season’s first MVP Award, Eickhoff takes the edge based off BAA(.208), strikeouts(6) and the fact that he able to go deeper into the year’s first start.
Eickhoff will make his second start of the season Monday night against the New York Mets.